The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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ISLE 6: Evolving English and the Digital Era

  • 02 June 2021, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

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Members of ISLE are cordially invited to announce conferences, workshops, symposia, etc. on our website in accordance with the aims of ISLE.

  • Methods in Dialectology XVII

    Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, 01 - 05 August 2022
    Originally a forum for the discussion of methodological issues in dialect research, Methods conferences have progressively extended their topical range and now include the whole spectrum of LVC.
    Organised by Susanne Wagner et al.

  • Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction 2 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language

    University of Bayreuth / Tampere University, virtual, Germany, 18 - 19 November 2022
    Influence, Manipulation, and Seduction 2 brings together scholars from various fields for a virtual symposium on persuasive language.
    Organised by Daria Dayter & Sofia Rüdiger

  • Symposium: Historical English Word-Formation

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 17 - 18 February 2023
    We invite studies in Old, Middle, and/or Early and Late Modern English word-formation with a specifically historical perspective, working with different theoretical and methodological approaches.
    Organised by Kerstin Majewski and Hans Sauer

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